Janelle Monáe Embraces Sexuality and Self-Love in ‘PYNK’ Music Video

If you didn’t believe Lil’ Kim when she said “pussy is power,” then let Janelle Monáe convince you with “PYNK,” the latest song from her forthcoming Dirty Computer album.

Directed by Emma Westenberg, the four-minute visual — that was filmed in a desert —  is packed with estrogen and confidence as Monáe and her fierce entourage direct our attention to their most prized possession.

Monáe explains the meaning of her powerful new record. “PYNK is a brash celebration of creation. self-love. sexuality. and pussy power,” she said. “PYNK is the color that unites us all, for pink is the color found in the deepest and darkest nooks and crannies of humans everywhere… PYNK is where the future is born….”

“PYNK” is the third release from Monáe’s upcoming album, Dirty Computer, which is set to arrive on April 27 on Atlantic Records. She previously released “Make You Feel” and “Django Jane” in February. Monáe opened up about her new album in an interview with Beat 1’s Zane Lowe.

“You know I always knew that I had to make this album,” she revealed. “I actually had this title on this concept before my first album The ArchAndriod and it scared me because a lot of the things that I knew that I needed to say were very deep, very personal, from the heart. You know this is an extremely vulnerable album and it took me a while to make it because I’m a self-editor.”

She continued, “I self-edit myself a lot. I’m like I don’t want to talk about this, I don’t want to talk about that. I had to kind of have people at Wonderland on my team to hold me accountable to it. They were like OK, you said you wanted to make this album before your first album, this is the opportunity for you to just really choose honesty over mystery. I know that there are a lot of things that I haven’t discussed and I think this is the album that you’ll get an opportunity to get a closer glimpse into my mind and into my heart.”

Show off your “PYNK” with Monáe below.

Antwane Folk is the editorial assistant at RatedRnB.com.

Bryson Tiller and Tory Lanez Share New Song ‘Keep in Touch’

Tory Lanez and Bryson Tiller “Keep in Touch” with their distant lovers on their new collaboration. Tiller kicks off the retrospective track with a sweet ode to an old honey.

“You always got me on standby, when you know I need love,” Tiller coos. “I’m missing when we was us, Miss when I wasn’t famous / That’s when we could be us.”

Lanez picks up the phone and expresses his feelings to his old flame, singing, “I’m in first class, thinking about how you would get me right /Damn near made me miss the flight.”

“Keep in Touch” is set to appear on Lanez’ upcoming album, Love Me Now? The new project follows Memories Don’t Lie, which was released in March.

“I honestly can say that I’m more excited about this project than any of my previous ones,” commented Lanez on Love Me Now? “I feel like I’ve over-analyzed how musical and lyrical and balanced my albums had to be, therefore making the process take longer. This time around I’m just in a great space creatively and I don’t care about the opinions of anybody but my fans and real supporters.”

Tiller is working on Serenity, his follow-up to 2017’s True to Self. He is featured on H.E.R.’s new project, I Used to Know Her.

Check out Bryson and Lanez’ collabo below.

Snoh Aalegra and Luke James Drop ‘Out Of Your Way (Remix)’

Snoh Aalegra links with Luke James for the remix to her smooth track “Out Of Your Way.” The original version appears on the Swedish singer’s 2017 project, Feels.

On September 15, Aaelgra will kick off her Feels Tour at the Best Life Festival in Miami. From there, Aalegra will travel across North America for a month, making stops in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle.

Listen to “Out Of Your Way” below.

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Tickets are on sale on Aalegra’s official website.

Leon Thomas Shares New Song ‘PLW’

Leon Thomas celebrates the power of women on his new single “PLW.” Short for “pretty little weapon,” the sharp guitar solo hears Thomas praising the sophisticated swag of his special lady.

“She’s a high heels killer, with the moves like Thriller / Only five-star dinner, she’s a sometimes sinner,” he sings in his amazing falsetto.

“PLW” is the third offering from Thomas’ forthcoming EP, Genesis, due this Friday (Aug. 24) on Priority Records. The 7-track project will include his Buddy-assisted single “Favorite” and “Sunken Place.” Elle Varner has lent her jazz cadence to a track titled “Beg.”

Mentored by music legend Babyface, Thomas is also one-half of the production/songwriting duo, The Rascals. They have worked with a variety of stars including Toni Braxton, Ariana Grande and Ty Dolla $ign, among others.

Listen to “PLW” below.

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